Contentment means a state of happiness and satisfaction.

Paul wrote in Philippians saying, “I am not saying this because I am in need, for I have learned to be content whatever the circumstances. I know what it is to be in need, and I know what it is to have plenty. I have learned the secret of being content in any and every situation, whether well fed or hungry, whether living in plenty or in want (Philippians 4:11-12).”

I have seen a lack of contentment cause people to choose a job they shouldn’t or move to a new place when they should remain still.

A lack of contentment causes people to quit trusting that God has their best interest in mind (see Jeremiah 29:11).  When a person quits trusting God it opens the doors wide for the enemy to come in and twist what is true into something that isn’t.

Adam and Eve found that out the hard way.  Instead of being content in the Garden of Eden, Adam and Eve bought the lie that God was holding out on them.  He wasn’t, He knew what was best and what was not (see Genesis 3:1-7).  Their lack of clothes wasn’t the only thing they were missing, they were missing community (deep relationship) with God and they were lacking contentment.

I need to recognize when I am starting to doubt that it’s the enemy trying to keep me from trusting the God who loves me best (see Isaiah 43:4).

Trust in the LORD and do good~ Psalm 37:3.




About gretchenr17

Wife, mother, daughter, sister, friend. Writer, farmer, fellow sojourner... at every turn I learn a bit more about God's wild mercies.
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2 Responses to Contentment

  1. Thank you! Such a timely word for me today. Bless you x

  2. Gretchen says:

    Thanks for your kind words. Blessings to you too!

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